The Blizzard Creative Team held a few panels at GDC 2011 to talk about the role of writers in video games.
Gamasutra has some quotes from Chris Metzen, James Waugh, Dave Kosak and Kevin Martens.
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GDC 2009 SCHEDULE
9:00am – 9:30am: Welcome from Chris Metzen
9:30am – 10:30am: A Symphony of Story: Publishing’s Role in Video Game Franchise Development (Micky Neilson, James Waugh
11:00am – 12:00pm: A Beautiful Road: A Writer’s Guide to Putting Gameplay First – Part 1 (Dave Kosak)
1:30pm – 2:30pm: A Beautiful Road: A Writer’s Guide to Putting Gameplay First – Part II (Dave Kosak)
3:00pm – 4:00pm: When Worlds Collide (Chris Metzen, Flint Dille)
4:30pm – 5:30pm: The World of Worldcraft Roundup (Cameron Dayton, Chris Metzen, Flint Dille, Kevin Martens, Micky Neilson, Dave Kosak, and James Waugh.